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Lentil Soup courtesy of Pepperplate & Food52.com  

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3 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 cup dried apricots

1 1/2 cups red lentils

5 cups chicken stock

3 roma (plum) tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

salt to taste

ground black pepper to taste

2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


1.  Saute onion, garlic, and apricots in olive oil. Add lentils and stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes

2. Stir in tomatoes, and season with cumin, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Stir in lemon juice. Puree 1/2 of the soup in a blender, then return to the pot. Serve


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